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Week 9 Run 3 - I did it and I am amazing, apparently!


Yes, what a fab day! Well, the weather was pretty dreary, but it wasn’t cold, and my mood certainly wasn’t dreary once I completed the run! Feel just SO proud of myself, plus invigorated and motivated. Who would have thought I could have reached this stage when I started 9 weeks ago? Going up to London for 5 days over New Year, so I have planned a couple of fun runs along the river to celebrate. Planning on running 5k 3 times a week for the next month or so then seeing how I feel about bridging to 10k. I actually liked having the program to stick to, so I hope I don’t miss it too much in the interim!

In the meantime, I wish everyone a very happy 2020 and lots of fun running. For all those who have just started C25K, I wish you a very happy journey on what I hope will turn out to be as fulfilling an experience as I found it; believe me, if I can do it (and come out loving running, having last run 35 years ago, and then only a mile) then there is hope for us all!

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Congratulations on completing C25K with week 9 run 3 and graduating, well done JimmyLucy2

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the December 🎄 🎅 graduate post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

Now go and celebrate 🎉


Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.


Wow, well done for completing c25k 😊🎉

I started yesterday, I live in hopes of getting to the end, one day at a time, one run at a time 😁

Wish me luck 🤞

JimmyLucy2Graduate in reply to Joanney69

Good luck! And do keep posting on here about how you are getting on! I gained a lot of strength and conviction from reading the posts, and also from the kind words, hints and tips that others gave to me. You can do it, really! And it will feel SO, SO good when you do, because you are doing it for yourself! One of my top tips (if you are nosey like me) is just set off and make up the route as you go. If you see a turning that you have never been down before, give it a go. Then if it is a cul-de-sac (or a drive!) then you can always turn round. But you might discover something new in the process. And look up at the trees, and sky, and over hedges. Unless you are on a treadmill, of course. That wouldn’t be for me, but horses for courses. It’s all about discovering your mojo in the process. Or at least it was for me.

Joanney69Graduate in reply to JimmyLucy2

Thank you 😊

I am definitely of the 'inquisitive' nature, or really nosey according to my daughter 😂 I have been on the same route that I use to walk the dog so far but I am sure I will broaden my horizons. Thanks for the tips ☺️


Congratulations! I also started on the Bridge to 10k in order to give myself some structure and a plan to follow.

If you like the audio coaching while you run there are plenty of apps for that, I moved on to Nike Run Club but there’s also Run, Zombies!, Vi Trainer and others.

JimmyLucy2Graduate in reply to Impetuous

Thank you! That helps; I am looking around for apps at the moment. I have a dreaded Huawei phone (dropped iPhone down the loo by accident - eek!) and actually their running app in the fitness bit seems rather good, I must say. Better than the rest of the phone, anyway...


Fantastic. Congratulations on your amazing achievement. Does it feel so good!

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